Inorganic chemistry is the study of the synthesis and behavior of inorganic and organometallic compounds. This field covers all chemical compounds except the myriad organic compounds (carbon based compounds, usually containing C-H bonds), which are the subjects of organic chemistry.
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Theoretical chemistry seeks to provide explanations to chemical and physical observations.
Biological Chemistry + Biology
Biological Chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to, living organisms. By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes cause the complexity of life.
Organic chemistry is a chemistry subdiscipline involving the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials, i.e., matter in its various forms that contain carbon atoms.
Physical Chemistry + Biophysics
Physical chemistry is the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of laws and concepts of physics. It applies the principles, practices and concepts of physics such as motion, energy, force, time, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics and dynamics, equilibrium.
Research in materials chemistry includes both hard and soft materials, such as the design of new materials used in nanotechnology such as nanowires and organic semiconductors, targeted drug delivery vehicles and materials in other biomedical applications, and the design of new biofriendly materials. Other nanomaterials are used to probe biological processes in vivo.